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Pentax *istDS
4.4 out of 10

Pentax *istDS

The *ist DS is one of the smallest and lightest digital SLR came Read more

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Pentax *ist DS review by joe88

joe88, slrgear.com
31 January 2015
  • Summary: Pentax's good and easy settings are comfortable in use. If you must test and try several possibilities for best results - when using k-x - you don't need to do this with your ist DS.
  • Pros: very,very easy to use with very nice photos
  • Cons: no anti-shake
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Overall 8
8.0

seller was great,,,excellent value and quick ship

charlieville2013, Ebay
7 November 2014
  • Summary: I am enjoying this 2006 model that had less than 400 on counter. Only negative about this camera is the flash eats up batteries. So this will be my "outdoors" camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sturdy, well built but does not take cards higher ...

Hector Soto, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: Sturdy, well built but does not take cards higher than 512 MB, for today standards it is not functional. I returned the item but have not heard from the supplier. I have a nice Pentax Macro lens waiting for a good body.
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Overall 10
10

An oldie but a goodie! Great camera! Great price!

slipdick, Ebay
10 February 2014
  • Summary: I have always been a 35 MM camera guy and Pentax was my brand. I have several lenses, auto and manual and was looking for a Pentax DSLR to use them with. A new camera was out of the question because of the price so I bid and won this great camera.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax istD camera body

Randy Sterling, Amazon
29 August 2013
  • Summary: I was replacing an old Pentax Spotmatic because of the multiple lenses I own. The 1stD body looked like a great replacement and the used price was reasonable. The only problem was it was advertised as accepting older lenses but didn't hint that a adapter was needed for the screw type lenses.
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Overall 10
10

it just like the one stolen

Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • Summary: I did not need to learn a new camera over and save me in pinch and works well and lot less newer model.
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Overall 10
10

s\Still the best 6 MP camera for basic still photography. (No Video)

3shoper, Ebay
6 April 2013
  • Summary: I had a Pentax 1st DS as my first DSLR and I loved it. It is MUCH better built and had a significantly brighter finder than the competition. I shoot lots of manual focus long telephoto pictures of birds. Even at 6 MP the Pentax makes beautiful 16 x 20 inch prunts suitable for framing and hanging.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent camera, but there are better alternatives these days

gkolesnik, Ebay
25 March 2012
  • Summary: It's a decent beginner's DSLR, lightweight, good image quality when shooting RAW (JPEG looks a bit over-processed). Takes pretty much any lens, including fully manual M42s (with an adapter), but be aware that KAF3 lenses with the AF driven by a motor in the lens rather than the screw drive in the...
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Overall 10
10

A very good camera. Awesome value for the money and well worth purchasing!

ronsnow1959, Ebay
4 November 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera for my son, a buddying professional photographer. This camera is a step-down from a Pentax my wife uses in her work and one my son fell in love with. Needless to say, my son is thrilled he has a top-quality product and will do everything he needs it to do, at least at this time...
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Overall 10
10

GREAT & AFFORDABLE FULL SIZE DIGITAL CAMERA

JOE V, Amazon
17 September 2011
  • Summary: I HAVE A PENTAX ME-SUPER CAMERA AND SOME GREAT LENSES (WIDE ANGLE-TELEPHOTO-PORTRAIT) THAT I BOUGHT IN THE 80'S AND HAVE BEEN USING THIS 35MM FILM CAMERA FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. WELL, I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT I COULD USE THESE SAME LENSES ON MY NEW PENTAX DIGITAL "IST" CAMERA...
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